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. >> having to answer for her vote. >> kelly ayotte experienced a 15-point slide. >> senator toomey has seen a significant bump. >> this expanded background check was supported. >> the american people are for background checks. >> what happened here was not a policy position. >> we know that america is divided. >> divided government is a recipe for gridlock. >> you're there for certain reasons. if you cannot come to terms, i'm not sure why you're in office. >> come on. >> you don't miss it at all, do you? >> i don't. >> yeah. >> not one minute. >>> united states senators who voted against the modest bipartisan legislation to expand background checks are finding out firsthand from voters that it is not over. new hampshire republican kelly ayotte, who had a confrontation at a town hall tuesday with the daughter of a victim of the newtown massacre was pressed about her vote and another town hall today. >> i received your four-page letter regarding guns and background checks. i really don't understand -- it doesn't make sense to me. what is wrong with universal background checks? thank you. >> o
hampshire senator kelly ayotte, one of the heroes who voted to block the gun bill that would have expanded background checks and made americans wait 30 minutes after eating before firing a gun in a pool. well, yesterday, the senator was caught in an emotional cross fire when ambushed at a town hall by the daughter of the principal who was slain at sandy hook. >> you had mentioned that the owners of gun stores that expanded background checks would cause. i'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isn't as important as that. >> stephen: is it over? folks, i'm telling you, we cannot underestimate the danger posed by the victims of gun violence. they are sympathetic figures who are fanatically committed to having someone do something and their numbers are growing every day. that's why senator joe manchin who cosponsored the original background check bill has vowed to reintroduce it all on the flimsy excuse that over 90% of americans want it. making it slightly more popular than nacho cheese and reach-arounds. not to mention nacho reac
has moved to new hampshire. there was a drama at a town hall meeting at senator kelly ayotte. the freshman senator was confronted by the daughter of the school principal who was killed in the sandy hook massacre. take a listen. >> you had mentioned that day the burden on owners of gun stores that the expand background checks would cause. i'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the hallway of her elementary school isn't as important as that. why is that not something that you can support? >> erica, certainly let me just say that i'm obviously so sorry and as everyone here, no matter what our views are, for what you have been through. i think that ultimately when we look at what happened in sandy hook, i understand that's what drove this whole discussion. all of us want to make sure that doesn't happen again. >> now, ayotte is one of six senators who are experiencing repurr cushions from voting against background checks. she's now facing angry voters back home and a coordinated effort by gun control groups to turn her vote into a political liability.
portman in ohio. also seeing an 18 opinion point drop and one of the senators is kelly ayotte from new hampshire who is facing angry voters back home as she works to try to defend that vote against become checks for criminals. >> i took a lot of heat. i will say from even members of my own party didn't like the fact i went to debate on this issue because we can have strong disagreements but ultimately everything should be debated and discussed. >> then we showed the pp poll a couple of days ago. her approval rating down 15 percentage points. can i say i shocked a lot of people a couple of days ago when i said something about ted cruz. when ted cruz actually sat down, had the guts to actually sit down and talk to the newtown family members and explain why he was against the bill. and kelly ayotte, you and i have both seen a lot of congressman and congresswomen hide in their offices. maybe she had to do this but she had to know. >> this was previously scheduled. >> she had to know she couldn't cancel it and she had to go out and knew she would get bad clips out of it. >> i thought it was
showdown for senator kelly ayotte as gun control groups confront her on a no vote on the gun bill. >>o prescription need. the fda approved the morning after pill for girls 15 and older. >>> plus atlanta's plans for one of the coolest stadiums ever. the world's smallest stop motion movie made with individual atoms. and weather that could pack a wallop. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, may 1st. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm mara schiavocampo. >>> president obama is taking his push for immigration reform to mexico. here at home he says don't count him out on gun control and fixes the budget as the president used his 100th day in office to define his stan on syrian intervention and guantanamo bay. tracie potts is live in washington with all the details. >> reporter: as you can hear, there's a lot going on with this second term agenda the president trying to deal with it all and in anticipation of this trip to mexico, immigration reform he thinks has a pretty good chance of passing unlike gun control, unlike the budget issue with those seq
feeling the pinch of the vote against gun control. senator kelli ayotte back home, down 15 points in the polls after that vote. >> tracie potts live from washington, thanks so much for that. >>> new information on the boston bombings. investigators say the marathon was not the original target. suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev reportedly told fbi officials he and his older brother tamerlan originally planned to attack on the 4th of july but they moved it up after they finished their bomb early. they then decided on the marathon as their target. the explosives were built in cambridge. family members finally claimed tamerlan's body transferring it it to a funeral home outside boston. he was killed two weeks ago during a shootout with police. >>> also new this morning, we're learning the number of names added to a data base used to track terrorists has spiked. 875,000 names are now on that list including tamerlan tsarnaev, who was added in 2011. >>> president obama was in mexico thursday highlighting his push for immigration reform. speaking alongside the mexican president, he praised the re
's really short, between kelly ayotte and one of her constituents at a town hall meeting in new hampshire. >> i have a question and it's based something that was said -- >> let me just say i do every town hall meeting this way and have a process and we will get to as many questions as we can so -- >> we don't want to regulate guns. >> well -- >> that was today in northern new hampshire. turns out that senate vote to filibuster background checks for gun sales, turns out that vote was not taken anonymously. people know how people voted on that. the political price of that vote is starting to get rung up. that's coming up in just a moment. [ male announcer ] if you can clear a crowd but not your nasal congestion, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. >> ten years ago tomorrow, president george w. bush pretended to land a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. he was wearing a flight suit. he went inside and changed into a suit so he could stand behind this pod
some of the senators that voted against background checks. especially what happened with kelly ayotte when confronted but one of the family members of the victims of sandy hook. don't miss that. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. into vote against background checks really hurt a lot of senators their polls have been dropping. kelly ayotte is one who was hurt most the republican from new hampshire, she lost 15 points at the polls, which is amazing. even more dramatic moment happened when one of the family members erica lafferty was there. her mother, dawn lafferty, had been killed. she was principal of the school. she wanted to ask senator ayotte a question. >> you had mentioned that you cost that background checks would cost. i wonder why my mother being gunned down in the hall of her elementary school was not important, why is she not being supported. >> cenk: that's a great question. and kelly ayotte does not vote onthat way but on what will help her or hurt her. >> i'm so
town hall since voting against a comprehensive measure, new hampshire republican senator kelly ayotte was questioned about why he voted against the voter legislation be heard. >> because they haven't filled out a card. i have a question but it's based upon something that was said. >> let me just say i do every town hall meeting this way and we have a process and we'll get to as many people as we can, so -- >> you don't want to regulate guns? >> three minutes after that she got a question from erica lafferty, daughter of the slain principal at sandy hook elementary school. >> you mentioned that day, owners of gun stores be expanded background checks. i'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in elementary school isn't as important as that? why is that not something to be supported? >> erica, i'm certainly -- let me just say that i'm obviously so sorry. and as everyone here, no matter our views, what you have been through. the issue wasn't a background check system. >> and our second town hall that same night ayotte got another one. >> the elephant in the living r
, senator kelly ayotte was questioned in a new hampshire town hall meeting again about her vote against expanded background checks. take a look. >> i really don't understand. it doesn't make sense to me. what is wrong with universal background checks? >> okay. thank you, john. i will tell you in terms of a universal background check as it's been framed, i have a lot of concerns about that leading to a registry that will create a privacy situation for lawful firearms owners. >> was. >> how do they stick to that story? what is the logic when it's a complete -- >> that i want to know. can anyone be devil's advocate here? >> what she said is completely untrue. a felon to -- >> up to jail time to create a registry. do you still -- >> how does she go to a town hall? i have to be careful here. but unprepared like that? >> she is prepared to twist the tuj. >> she just doesn't -- >> is that really what -- okay. >> if she told the truth, she couldn't defend her vote. >> alex, will you get more tape? i want to hear more. >> here is the good news, guys. >> i don't understand. >> not necessarily all
murkowski down 16 points from the february approval rating. and kelly ayotte, the net drop is particularly stark. her approval rating has dropped a net 15 points since the last time checked in november. and 50% of new hampshire voters and polling out last week say her no vote on background checks will make them less likely to support her in the future. you can tell how serious these numbers are being taken because in the case of kelly ayotte, the folks at the nra who are not, let's say, politically naive, feel they need to provide her with political coverage firming up these radio ads defending her against expanded background checks. >> senator kelly ayotte is focused on meaningful bipartisan solutions to our nation's problems. that's because kelly ayotte is not just a senator, she's also a mom who cares about protecting our kids. it's why kelly had the courage to oppose misguided gun control laws that would not have prevented sandy hook. >> and this remarkable and surprising polling relates to another key bit of electoral analysis out today, which is that we now know in last year's presid
ayotte. >> on that point, here's senator kelly ayotte from new hampshire, who's had a rough couple of days facing constituents. earlier in the week, she was confronted by the daughter of the newtown principal killed in the massacre. let's watch this again. this is a new one. >> you really don't understand, it doesn't make sense to me. what is wrong with universal background checks? >> thank you, john. >> i will tell you in terms of a universal background check as it's been framed. i have a lot of concerns about that leading to a registry that will create a privacy situation for lawful firearms owners, however, i do believe that our current system should be fixed. >> it was an entirely different story for john mccain. he was applauded yesterday for his support of the background checks legislation. this is pam simons, a former staffer to congresswoman giffords. she, too, was shot that day in 2011 by jared loughner. she had something she wanted to tell mccain. >> i would like to thank you so much for your vote on the -- >> after the event, she and the other survivors gave senator mcca
to be associated with them, especially if i'm a pat toomey or kelly ayotte that seems to be shaken from the response she's gotten in a purple state. >> here's senator kelly ayotte who has a rough couple of days facing constituents after voting down against background checks. she was confronted by the newtown principal's daughter who was killed in the massacre defending her students. yesterday she faced more heated backlash. let's look at this one. this is a new one. >> i really don't understand -- it doesn't make since to me. what is wrong with universal background checks? >> thank you. i will tell you in terms of a universal background check, as it's been framed, i have a lot of concerns about that leading to a registry that will create a privacy situation for lawful firearms owners. however, i do believe that our current system should be fixed. >> an entirely different story for john mccain who was applauded yesterday for his support of the background check legislation. take a look at this. this is a former staffer to congresswoman giffords. let's watch this in her play. >> i would li
of tape for you, it's really short, between kelly ayotte and one of her consistetituents at a town meeting in new hampshire. >> i have a question and it's based something that was said -- >> let me just say i do every town hall meeting this way and have a process and we will get to as many questions as we can so -- >> we don't want to regulate guns. >> well -- >> that was today in northern new hampshire. turns out that senate vote to filibuster background checks for gun sales, turns out that vote was not taken anonymously. people know how people voted on that. the political price of that vote is starting to get rung up. that's coming up in just a moment. [ tires screech ] [ beeping ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze and recondition each one, until it's nothing short of a genuine certified pre-owned... mercedes-benz for the next new owner. ♪ hurry in to your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for 1.99% financing during our certified pre-owned sales event through april 30th. ♪ there you go. come on, let's play! [ male announcer ] there
to say about the newtown victims' daughter who confronted kelly ayotte at a town hall for her vote against background checks. michael says, "good for her. i love it when people leak ayotte get confronted with the truth." this is what we all have to do and we have the opportunity. call them out on their votes. and joe says, "they will be held account nl for the accountable for their votes with our votes." he's right. we'll explain that one next. first, we want to hear what you think. please head over to facebook and search "politicsnation" and "le "like" us to keep the conversation going long after the show ends. not bad. this tree has deep roots, strong limbs... things are perched and not pinned. nicely done. the boys love it. they are up there day and night. well that might be because you overlooked one thing... what? it looks into your neighbor's window. ohhh boy. hel-lo, mrs. kozlowski. boys? i'm gonna get the hose. [ dennis ] home insurance with do-it-yourself tips? that's allstate home insurance. great protection plus helpful advice to make life better. talk to an allstate age
, unless kelly ayotte changes her vote, she will not be re-elected. we are not going away. we are not forgetting about this. there's a rally -- the borderline between bucks in montgomery coming up on saturday. it's going to be a big rally. we're not going to let this issue die. we love the fact pat toomey had the courage to take this on but pat toomey shouldn't say it's over. it's not over. we can get a revote. we can win this. we need pat toomey to stand up the way he stood up the first time. we're not going away this time. newtown changed so much for so many americans. people like me and mayor bloomberg have been working on it for ten years. we now are joined by people who understand the issue that -- the reason kelly ayotte, i hope erica understands that. the reason that she has no answer is because there is no answer. there's no good answer except i'm a coward or except i let partisanship get in the way of it because i hate the president. neither of those answers is acceptable. >> you know, erica, i think the calculation of people like the senator you dressed yesterday so
in new hampshire. senator kelly ayotte faced what could likely be the first of some difficult confrontations about her vote against background checks for gun buyers. and the question came from erica lafferty, whose own mother was principal of sandy hook elementary school and was among those, well, in her case courage sli murdered by gunman adam lanza. let's listen to their exchange. >> i know you did take the time to meet with me in your office in washington. i did want to say thank you for that. you have mentioned that day the burden of the owners on gun stores the expanded background checks would cost. i'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the hall of her elementary school isn't as important as that? why is that not something that can be supported? >> erica, certainly let me just say that i'm obviously so sorry, and as everyone here, no matter what our views are, for what you have been through. as you and i both know, the issue wasn't a background check system at sandy hook. mental health, i hope, is the one thing that we can agree on going forw
. thank you very much. thanks, michael and pete. >>> now new hampshire senator kelly ayotte is holding another town hall. she was just asked again about her vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. >> i really don't understand -- it doesn't make sense to me what is wrong with universal background checks? >> okay. thank you, john. i thank you, john and you know, john, i know obviously we've known each other for a couple of years and i have a lot of respect for you. and on this issue my, i've described it for you, but i will tell you in terms of a universal background check, as it's been framed, i have a lot of concerns about that leading to a registry that will create a privacy situation for lawful firearms owners. however, i do believe that our current system should be fixed. >> nbc's capitol hill correspondent, kelly o'donnell joins me now. this was only the one question that was asked about this, asking her to defend the vote. she had others who were asking questions about the gun vote and supported her for taking the time and for voting as she did. so this was hardly a
and for the american people. >> the issue of gun reform is also playing out far from the nation's capital. kelly ayotte of new hampshire, who voted against extended background checks is finding herself at the center of the debate. she is facing angry voters back home, for a political price. tensions boiled over in a town hall event yesterday. among those questioning the senator were erica lafferty, whose mother was murdered in the newtown massacre. >> you had mentioned that day, owners of gun stores, that the extended background chex would cost. i'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the hall of an elementary school isn't just as important as that? why is that something not being supported? >> erica, certainly, let me just say, that i'm obviously so sorry. and as everyone here, no matter what our views are, for what you have been through. and i think that ultimately, when we look at what happened in sandy hook, i understand that's what drove this whole discussion. all of us want to make sure that that doesn't happen again. i took a lot of heat. i will say, from even members
or kelly ayotte that seems to be shaken from the response she's gotten in a purple state. >> here's senator kelly ayotte who has a rough couple of days facing constituents after voting down against background checks. she was confronted by the newtown principal's daughter who was killed in the massacre defending her students. yesterday she faced more heated backlash. let's look at this one. this is a new one. >>> that's close to home for a lot of people. just everybody wants to help the rebels in syria. but which one? some are aligned with al qaeda. you want to help them? a reality check tonight from our own richard engel. and we learned that job creation has been better than we ever thought for the past few months. the unemployment rate is down to 7.5. that's our angle tonight. and we already heard a lot from the nra today, but now this. the new president refers to the american civil war as the war -- not between the states, okay, the war of northern aggression. t powerful sunscreen feel great? actually it can. neutrogena® ultra sheer. its superior uva uvb protection helps prevent early sk
killed at sandy hook confronted kelly ayotte at a town hall meeting and asked why senator ayotte helped filibuster the bill expanding background checks for gun buyers. >> you had mentioned that day the burden of the owners, background checks would help. i'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the hallway of an elementary school isn't as important. >> john: senator ayotte's answer veered, you won't be surprised, off of the issue on to mental health. but that probably won't help her much. she and five other senators who held a block having a vote on background checks have seen their poll numbers drop. senator jeff flake of arizona specifically blames his vote for helping him become the least popular sitting senator in america. it also probably didn't help that he told the mother of an aurora shooting victim he supported background checks before helping to block the bill. in the meantime, senator pat toomey of pennsylvania, a republican a conservative republican, saw his numbers go up, my friends after he cosponsored the bill. are you sensing a pattern here? let
, between kelly ayotte and one of her constituents at a town hall meeting in new hampshire. >> i have a question and it's based something that was said -- >> let me just say i do every town hall meeting this way and have a process and we will get to as many questions as we can so -- >> we don't want to regulate guns. >> well -- >> that was today in northern new hampshire. turns out that senate vote to filibuster background checks for gun sales, turns out that vote was not taken anonymously. people know how people voted on that. the political price of that vote is starting to get rung up. that's coming up in just a moment. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is a reason to look twice. this is a stunning work of technology. the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliabl
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discreetly and at the local level. republican senator kelly ayotte returned home this week. and at every town hall she's held, she's faced a grilling by her constituents about her vote against universal background checks. >> i really don't understand -- it doesn't make sense to me, what is wrong with universal background checks? >> okay, thank you, john. >> i will tell you in terms of a universal background check, as it's been framed, i have a lot of concerns about that leading to a registry. that will create a privacy situation for lawful firearms owners. >> ayotte's conspiracy theory regarding a national gun registry is best refuted by the actual bill. which would have made the storage of gun records a felony. with a 15-year prison sentence. the absurdity of ayotte's reasoning was even apparent to senate zealot ted cruz, who last month told talking points memo, that i don't disagree that on its face the current legislation does not purport to create a national gun registry. the change in attitudes is even more apparent. >> i would like to thank you, so much for your vote on the manchin/toom
to kelly ayotte in her town halls. and the number of polls coming out indicating that there may be some pushback. it is not a clear picture just yet. we're seeing some numbers coming in that are interesting regarding the senators who oppose the expanded background checks. >> reporter: being seeing polls in north carolina, louisiana, mary landrieu and kay hagan who voted for the bill and there is some polling that shows their ratings have improved over the last few months. and you're seeing the polling reach vice president biden's office. where politico reported today, he has held meetings with advocates over the last week or so. and he is very, very in tune to the polling. and i think we'll see the white house and other proponents pick up every little piece of poeg out there to try to prove their case. that they can go back at this and the politics are right for them. not the opponents. >> picking up on what you said. i want to play what the president said today. he was in mexico city and he discussed this gun situation. let's play it. >> i said the day that the legislation that had bee
some of the senators who voted no. i was up in new hampshire this week with kelly ayotte, the new hampshire republican senator who voted no against the proposal. she was coming under a lot of heat from folks who were upset at her vote. her town halls have had some passionate opponents raising concerns to her directly. she's certainly been uncomfortable with that sort of -- >> let me get to that. for people who didn't see it, she did get confronted by a number of people, including erica lafferty. she is the daughter of one of the newtown victims. she was actually on "hardball" last night. i want to the play what her reaction was to her interaction with kelly ayotte. >> i honestly just feel like she doesn't answer any question. i think maybe she is still unsure about why she voted other than that's what everyone else was doing. it really just seems like she has no defense every time she's asked the same question, it's a different answer over and over. >> e.j., to manu's point about how difficult this is going to be, is it going to take more of these town meetings and more pressure f
our report tonight from our capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: senator kelly ayotte has done 22 town hall meetings, but this was different. >> they may work for you, but -- [ shouting ] >> reporter: home in new hampshire tuesday after her no vote on expanded background checks for commercial gun sales. >> mental health is the one thing i hope we can agree on going forward. >> reporter: critics call her position a political disconnect. >> she wasn't voting for what the people had decided they wanted. she voted for the republican nra party line. >> reporter: in another politically charged moment summer 2009, town hall meetings became a potent tool. then it was health care reform. the late arlen specter came under attack. >> your cronies in the government do this kind of stuff all the time. >> reporter: but are lawmakers facing that kind of heat over gun reform? like ayotte, also a no vote, arizona republican jeff flake took to facebook to acknowledge his sudden drop in voter approval. given the public's dim view of congress in general, that probably puts me somew
on gun control. most notably new hampshire senator kelly ayotte who in town hall meetings back home has just been questioned repeatedly about why she did not support these background checks. dara? >> thank you, tracie. >>> investigators say the marathon was not the original target of the tsarnaev brothers. suspect dzhokhar say he and older brother tamerlan originally planned the attack for the fourth of july but they moved it up after finishing their bombs early. then they decided on the marathon as their target. dzhokhar also reportedly confirmed the explosives were built in cambridge where authorities found bombmaking residue. >>> thursday family members claimed tamerlan's body transferring to a funeral home outside boston. >>> meanwhile, also new this morning we're learning the number of aims added to a database used to track suspected terrorists has spiked over the last five years. some 875,000 names are now on the list including tamerlan tsarnaev who was added in 2011. >>> president obama was in mexico thursday highlighting his push for immigration reform. speaking alongside mexica
sent erica lafferty to new hampshire to confront kelly ayotte. they helped cnn get this footage. she also voted against expanded background checks calling them a burden on gun owners. >> i'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isn't as important as that. >> i felt the enhanced improvements to our background check system. and as you and i know, the issue wasn't td background check system issue in sandy hook. >> reporter: to find 60 votes to overcome a fill busser, they have to change a half dozen senate minds going after republicans and democrats. montana's max back as one of four to vote no on expand background checks. a liberal group is trying to target him with a gun owning grandmother. >> aimed my handgun at the door and waited. guns can protect us, but we're less safe with guns in the wrong hands. >> reporter: the nra isn't taking anything for granted, pushing just as hard to keep those senators in their corner, running radio ads, praising no voters. >> and kelly had the courage to oppose misguided gun laws. >> report
down a proposal to extend background checks on new purchases. dale kelly ayotte had to answer to eric lafferty. >> you had mentioned that owners of guns background checks would solve. i'm won doctoring why my mother was gunned down in the halls of her elementary school, why is that not important. why is that not being support. >> the issue was not background systems. the issue at sandy hook is mental health. i hope it's one thing beck agree on and getting done. >> michael: thankfully erica is at the only one pressuring senators to make something help. they created this website. it packs a powerful message right on the home page. athletes teachers sacrifice their lives for the children they work for. and the next page, these senators voted against protecting the children they work for. it's a direct yet provocative message, and we're joined from new york by its creators, welcome inside "the war room." >> thanks we're glad to be her. >> john: meg, i want to ask you how did you come up with this idea? >> we were actually driving--we were driving back from new york city. we had a two-hour
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you in. let's talk about whether or not this is real heat on those senators who voted no. kelly ayotte was there. she didn't run from the question. she gave the answer she chose to give. is there proof that perhaps there may be some movement from those who said no in the past? >> she's also not up for reelection in to 16. jeff flake isn't up for -- he was elected last november. so this would have to survive a very long time to actually -- >> listen, we live in a world where people are already talking about who is the next president. >> fair enough. >> we talk about hillary clinton. so these cycles where they used to seem like forever, they come around very fast and these web ads never go away. >> you know what else is coming up, is immigration. there are other issues coming up that will fill the vacuum that people are talking about. i mean, jeff flake is going to be integral in that debate. there will be other things coming down the pike. it is hard to say what's going to -- we also have a presidential election. i mean, so it is really hard to say what is going to tilt the scales. the
. >> the only people who are getting hurt are the people who don't like kelly ayotte this week. people like heidi heidkamp in north dakota, they're doing swimmingly who voted against the -- >> he's got the ultimate tool, chris, it's called that bully pulpit. he's used it ine feblgtsively. >> the latest "new york times"/cbs poll. voters in general and republicans specifically overwhelmingly back the president's position on background checks for gun purchases. and his role, position on path to citizenship under immigration reform. take a look at this. 86% of republicans say there should be stronger background checks. this is republicans. 84% say there should be a path to citizenship. offer for illegal immigrants. despite the overwhelming support nr these issues that obama agrees with, the country is deeply divided over who they trust on the issues of gun and immigration. catch this. you'll like this, michael. republicans in congress, i have to say, have a slight edge when it comes to guns. president has a slight end on immigration. on the topics of guns and immigration, look at what congressm
polls come out for individual member, like kelly ayotte, and met with kind of reaction she was met with at her town hall, if maybe there's different this time, if there's a genuine, real grassroots ground swell against this that could force this issue back on to congress' plate before the end -- >> who knows. david, celebrities will be everywhere at this convention. i know you love them. stone cold steve austin who memorably fought brett "the hit man" hart at wrestlemania 13. >> i'll never forget that. >> he's scheduled to sign autographs. ted nugent will be there. let me play you something nugent recently said about military suicides. you'll be interested in this. >> i'll tell you why more and more warrior-heroes of the military are killing themselves, bought they are in absolute frustration and heartbreak that their boss, their commander in chief, violates the constitution that he has made an oath to. >> military veterans are committing suicide because they believe the president is violating the constitution. >> you know, it just so happens on the way over here today, i passed a
and the nra is responding in kind. >> one big person that's getting a lot of attention, senator kelly ayotte continues to be this lightning rod in the gun debate because of these town halls that she has held this week. we played that sound where she said the manchin/toomey bill could lead to a gun registry, except we know that inside that bill, it expressly excludes any type of registry. so is kelly ayotte engaging in politics of distortion oir is this a bigger problem, she just doesn't understand the bill she voted? >> it's politics of distortion, the same rhetoric you've always heard. the difference is this time, it's not flying. this time, it's been exposed and everyone who voted against 90% of the american public and the overwhelming will and safety of the american public, they're feeling the heat. that's what's different about this time. you know, the gun lobby is absolutely right in that this is a long-term war. it's not a war on the second amendment and the american public knows that. the american public knows that solutions like universal background checks actually strengthen the sec
. gun control advocates have been out there at the grass-roots level giving senators -- kelly ayotte, the republican in new hampshire, giving her a hard time, questioning her vote. could republicans be moved to change their position on some of these issues because of -- >> well, i think that -- i think there's been a backlash but a relatively minor one on the gun issue. particularly in you're in certain parts of the country where you don't feel much pressure. new hampshire is a more divided state. but i really do believe that the immigration issue for republicans just looking at the numbers that most people-- including people like ryan and rubio and others-- understand that this is an existential problem. >> ryan does. rubio is a little bit in both camps. >> well, because i think he wants to lev raej role. >> okay. >> but i do think they realize that this is not just an option. if we -- if republicans fail this test, they may cease to be a national party for a long time. and i think that political reality could filter in. and i hope so. >> on gun control, judy, this is the first time
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